The Minister of Magic isn’t even elected! Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images
Can wizards vote in Muggle elections? Plus other questions about wizarding democracy
By Anna Leszkiewicz - 07 May 14:30

As Rufus Scrimgeour put it: “These are dark times, there is no denying. Our world has perhaps faced no greater threat than it does today.”

Liberal luck, Nats niggles, and Kwiet Kippers: missed election trends to look out for
By Anoosh Chakelian - 07 May 14:28

As the general election 2015 results unfold, here are a few things that the numbers may have overlooked.

The Conservatives don't have a clue - let alone a long-term economic plan
By Rachel Schraer - 07 May 14:26

The Conservatives want you to think that their programme is nasty but necessary. They're half right.

A fancier polling station than most. Photo: Glyn Kirk/AFP/Getty Images
Casting your vote may be dull – but the way it adds up is magic
By Ian Leslie - 07 May 13:29

There is a kind of brilliant madness to the idea that the best people to decide the direction of a large country are all of the people that live in it.

A hung parliament. Photo: New Statesman
Leader: The great theme of the election is the future of Britain
By New Statesman - 07 May 13:19

The central argument in favour of our present system – that it guarantees strong and decisive government – was undermined in the 2010 election and will be shattered in this one.

What does the DUP's first demand in a hung parliament mean?
By Ciara Dunne - 07 May 13:16

Peter Robinson has declared his first prerequisite for his party's support in the event of a hung parliament. What does it mean, and how would it work?

Are you excited? Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images
The New Statesman's election coverage
By New Statesman - 07 May 13:09

It's finally here! Catch up on our election coverage below and join us overnight as the results come in.

David Cameron and Ed Miliband. Photo: ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
The anger of a red prince, the Tories’ image problem and caving in to the Twitter mob
By Jason Cowley - 07 May 12:48

In their different ways, Cameron and Ed Miliband are both ultimate party insiders. We face a hell of a muddle.

The "challengers" TV debate. Photo: Ken McKay/ITV via Getty Images
Broadcasters must be more robust to tackle multiparty Britain
By Roger Mosey - 07 May 12:02

This was the campaign that saw the network media recognition of smaller parties - and they weren't quite prepared.

An English Collective of Prostitutes demo in 2014. Photo: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images
Still deciding who to vote for? Consider sex workers’ rights
By Margaret Corvid - 07 May 11:28

The English Collective of Prostitutes has created a pledge for sex worker rights – find out who supports it.

Ed Miliband, with crown. Photo: Getty/New Statesman composite
Election 2015 Style: Flower Power Ed uses his head
By Justine Picardie - 07 May 10:36

The most successful manifestations of style and fashion may be defined not by conformity, but by otherness, writes Harper's Bazaar editor Justine Picardie.

David Cameron. Photo: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images
Cameron was supposed to be a caddish charmer – but he turned out to be a steady pragmatist
By Ed Smith - 07 May 9:55

Cameron knows better than to imitate Tony Blair. After all, politicians should be steady, not needy.

Reading between the party lines: a run-down of the key books of this election
By New Statesman - 07 May 9:27

Sometimes you need more than 140 characters.

Drawing of Nigel Farage by André Carrilho
An A-Z of the election campaign
By Helen Lewis - 07 May 8:50

From screaming hen parties to a trout called Nibbles, the most wonderful and weird moments of the past six weeks.

Cartoon: Martin Rowson
How will you vote?
By New Statesman - 07 May 8:00

Friends of the NS, including Michael Rosen, Melvyn Bragg, White Dee, Henry Marsh, Ralph Steadman, Susan Hill and many others, tell us how they’re voting.

The scenarios that will determine whether Cameron or Miliband is PM.
General Election 2015: The three most likely outcomes
By George Eaton - 07 May 0:39

The scenarios that will determine whether Cameron or Miliband is PM. 

Ed Miliband rounds off his campaign with his greatest hits
By Stephen Bush - 06 May 20:50

After a contest that has transformed his standing in the party if not the country, Ed Miliband ended his campaign with Labour's strongest themes.

Forget Labour and the SNP - it's Cameron's coalition that is unpopular
By Cameron Tait - 06 May 16:42

The arguments about popular support are a smokescreen. It's Cameron's bloc, backed by Ukip and the DUP, that is the most unpopular.

Why I'm voting Green
By Lauren Razavi - 06 May 14:59

I'm voting tactically in this election - for the Green Party.

Three charts that show that Scotland should stop whining
By Jonn Elledge - 06 May 14:16

Scotland, after London, is the biggest winner from our current political arrangements. Forget stronger for Scotland, where's Yorkshire's voice?

Yes, we made this. Photo: New Statesman
David Cameron has a “Keep calm” poster, Ed a snapshot of simpler times
By Kevin Maguire - 06 May 13:38

Plus: Grant Schapps in a box, and a Tory mystery.

Gordon Brown: "The independence people really want is independence from poverty"
By New Statesman - 06 May 13:31

The full text of Gordon Brown's rallying cry to Scottish voters.

The Houses of Parliament. Photo: Oli Scarff/Getty Images
My election predictions, a dismal TV audience and Gillian Duffy’s legacy of duff campaigns
By Peter Wilby - 06 May 13:26

I keep being asked for my election predictions, but I hope I'm wrong.

A poll count in 2010. Photo: Matthew Lewis Getty Images News
What happens if two candidates tie?
By New Statesman - 06 May 11:45

Normally? A coin toss, or names from a hat.

Whatever happens tomorrow, an equal parliament is some way off
By Barbara Speed - 06 May 11:44

We're set for 45 more female MPs after this election, but the UK is still a generation from parity

Why red London is turning redder - and the Conservatives should beware
By Tim Wigmore - 06 May 10:52

Labour could win 45 of London's 73 seats 

A polling station. Photo: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images
Obviously I’d rather boil my own head than vote Tory. Maybe I’ll just stand as an indie again . . .
By Suzanne Moore - 06 May 10:40

“What are you going to do about drugs?” asked a man in the street.

Illustration: Ralph Steadman
What the hell happens next? Your post-election questions answered
By Anoosh Chakelian - 06 May 10:28

As we head into election day, the polls are still neck-and-neck – meaning that neither Labour nor the Tory party is likely to be able to form a majority government. So, what happens now?

A count in South Shields. Photo: Ian Forsyth/Getty Images
What the next government needs is moral authority – which comes from democratic legitimacy
By Simon Heffer - 06 May 8:59

The governing class has a habit of making up the constitution. It's time they showed a commitment to it.

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